Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Yes Virginia There is A Pharaoh Hound

While many of my readers have moved on, thinking that I would never write again, I have returned-sort of. I have been kept busy with a puppy, some personal difficulties, work and an marked decrease in my time spent alone.

My puppy is an amazing creature. He's smart, silly, energetic and a lot of work. He's also the cutest (soon to be handsomest) puppy ever. I know that these dogs are supposed to be aloof and somewhat standoff-ish, but in his case that means coming over to a stranger, sniffing them and then moving on. His need to be near me, or at least within visual range of me to feel at ease. There are times when he'd rather be with me than eat in the other room (strange for a dog that is so incredibly food motivated.) The long and short of it is this: I'm a 24 hour dad now...and though it's alot of work, it's still the best thing that's ever happened to me.

I get questioned all the time: what kind of dog is that? What's he mixed with? Is that a new breed? How'd you find out about him? Is there a local breeder? and many, many more questions as well. Those answers as well as many others will be forthcoming.